Moths of North Dakota

Crambidae: Crambinae: Crambini

Pediasia trisecta (Walker 1856)

Common name: Large sod webworm moth.

Hodges #: 5413.

Identification: Rfw 14.2 mm, fw tawny with gray-blue along inner margin; fringe brown, cut by white opposite veins; proboscis with scales at base.

Similar species: 5379, 5380, 5381, 5417, and 5435.

Distribution: southern Canada and temperate United States.

Hosts: Larvae feed on Poaceae– grasses.


moth image

ND, Richland Co., 12 mi. E Owego, Sheyenne Natl. grasslands. 26- VIII- 1999. Hg/ UV light, Coll. G. Fauske.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
202 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105

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